Motivation

Get Up and Never Give Up: Nine Simple Ways to Find Your Mojo After a Set Back

Romy Grace | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

The steps below can help you to regain control of yourself, your emotions and your wellbeing. Maybe you've had a difficult time, or maybe you have just been lazy and want to boost yourself with a new lease of life. No one will do it for you.

Seven Positivity Hacks For a Genuinely Happy 2015

Annie Ashdown | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

It's such a waste of time and energy to focus on what is going wrong and what you don't have. Remember: if you pay attention to something, it grows. You need to send your attention to where you want it to go and starve your negative thoughts until they die.

What's Your Definition of Success?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

I recently delivered a talk on the rise of female entrepreneurship. How women were supporting women to achieve, even though it may difficult to gain funding and they may be juggling caring responsibilities alongside their work.

Go on, Pamper Yourself With an All-Weather Walk!

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

It's here again: Blue Monday - the start of the third week in January is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. There's no actual scientific evidence to back this up but it's the kind of theory that feels true whether there's any real science behind it or not.

Four Questions Before You Plan Changes and Resolutions

Susan Leigh | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

It's often the case that people make resolutions for half-baked or even unhelpful reasons. They may think they should use New Year as the opportunity to improve; after all, others are making resolutions, are wanting to lose weight, stop smoking, not drink as much so why not join in?

All Bark No Bite: Why 'Instagram Inspiration' Needs Action

Josh Marshall | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Marshall

"Start before you're ready" ... What does it mean? It means to "whisper #YOLO to the wind" and delve into something before all your cards are dealt, because, let's face it - so many of us wait for the right moment and that moment never comes.

How Can You Keep Your New Year Resolutions?

Lucy Maddox | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

New Year's Resolutions were originally promises to the Roman God Janus, who looked both backwards and forwards in time. Of all of us who make these promises, research suggests only one in five stick to them.

Seven Things Resilient People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Here's the thing: you have to choose what's important to you. To create success, you have to set aside time and make room for it. You have to cut out the negative committee and focus on what really matters to you.

Rocket Man: It's Easy to Watch the Rosetta Mission and Be Impressed, but Why Not Try Your Own Project?

Craig Tickle | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Tech
Craig Tickle

One of my college lecturers challenged us with what felt like an impossible task - take a picture of the curvature of the Earth, using items costing less than £100.

Enough Is Enough: Why Too Much Motivational 'Stuff' Is Not Good For Your Career or Business Development

Carol Stewart | Posted 08.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

You have to get to the root cause of what is holding you back. You could spend millions chasing your dreams but unless you deal with the root cause, you will be making someone else richer whilst you stay the same.

Why You Won't Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

Andy Gibson | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Gibson

Resolutions essentially come into the category of goal-setting. We often make them for things that we have been putting off, such as learning a language or quitting smoking. Quite often they are things for which we have a long-term incentive, like our health or our career prospects, but no reason to do it right now

Keeping Your Staff Motivated During Christmas

Juan Lobato | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

As the holiday season creeps up, for the majority of people this signals a time of celebration and multiple social events, with friends, family, and colleagues.

Top Four Books For an Adventurer's Christmas Stocking

Alastair Macartney | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

This Christmas, the adventurers amongst us will be gazing out of the snow splattered windows, plotting. If we're not currently on an adventure then we know that Christmas is the time for rest and relaxation. This rejuvenation is key as we plot, in our own special way, to take over the world with our hair-brained adventures.

Don't Wait For New Year, Start Now!

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

As a professional coach you might be surprised to hear this but come January 1st I'll be boycotting New Year's resolutions for myself and my clients and that's because I know that making a real commitment to change requires determination and hard work.

Being a Kid Is For Life (Not Just For Christmas)

KatherinePress | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
KatherinePress

Christmas is a time for kids. Kids in the literal, vertically-challenged sense and kids in the metaphorical, inner child sense - for us Big Kids.

Through the Looking Glass - Step Away From the Mirror to Stay Motivated to Exercise

Lee Matthews | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Matthews

Most of us probably think that just using the mirror or jumping on the scales every day to judge how we are shaping-up will inspire us to stick to an exercise plan, but the opposite is usually true - it can actually discourage and demotivate.

Powered by Nature

Andy Middleton | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK
Andy Middleton

With the privilege of starting again, the one thing that I'd change would be to dream wild change a few years earlier, and laugh more loudly at the folk who say it can't be done. They were never going to try in the first place.

The Value of Motivation in Academia

Aslihan Agaoglu | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Aslihan Agaoglu

From time to time, my career in the academia reminds me of my grandmother's cooking. She has the ability to make strange mixture of random ingredients come together and make for a delicious dish. On several occasions when I asked my grandmother how this phenomenon occurs, she lowered her voice and said, "There is a secret ingredient."

The Good Days and the Bad Days: How Character Can Get Us Through

KatherinePress | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
KatherinePress

I am a self-acknowledged, self-confessed, self-help junkie. And like any self-help junkie worth her salt, I love a good quote. This week I came across one I reckoned you really ought to know about. "Character is the ability to follow through on a commitment after the initial enthusiasm has passed." Nifty, huh?

Uncovering Your Motivation

Erica Sosna | Posted 04.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

I really love to explore the different kinds of motivations that we all have for our choices in life. Many clients tell me that they have never thought about what the reasoning is behind the choices that they make in life, assuming that most people are motivated by the same things.

10 Best Inspirational Travel and Volunteering Quotes

Frontier | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK
Frontier

People travel for different reasons, but one way you can give your travel meaning is by also volunteering while you are abroad. We encourage every one of you to get out there, explore the world and make your own adventures, memories and most importantly - make an impact...

Adjusting to Nine to Five and Why I'm Not Shooting for the Moon

Ellie Lewis | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ellie Lewis

When I think back to my summer, I see colours. Blue skies, turquoise seas, lush green, paired with saffron from the glowing sun in Europe and a smudge of brown from Glastonbury mud. I felt like I was beginning to get my own palette of the world and painting a picture of what it had to offer.

Well, Someone Has to Come Last

Julie Creffield | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, checking to see if there is anyone of a similar build to you in what I like to call the Fat Runner Scan. You know for sure you won't win but for goodness sake don't let me come last you say to yourself, as you move towards the middle of the starting field in a final attempt to avoid the dreaded last place spot.

4 Reasons Why Stress Can Be Good for You (In Moderation)

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Stress in our modern culture is deemed to be negative; something that only the weak have and the reason for mass depressive illnesses - but what isn't understood or factored is that stress if controlled and managed correctly can improve the quality of your life.

Why Changing Your Attitude Matters

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Yes, there is so much pain due to uncertainty (lots of efforts for no results, etc.), however pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Instead of complaining being demotivated tweak it to being genuinely curious about upcoming life's gifts.